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2020 Olympics organisers provide Games venue construction update
Tokyo 2020 Games organisers have released their latest construction progress reports on the various venues being built for next year’s Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The reports advise that more than half of all new permanent Tokyo 2020 venues have been completed with just over one year to go until the Games. ‘This shows the Games’ preparations are well on track,” say the organizers.
43 venues in all will be utilised during the Sumer Olympic and Paralympic Games, including eight new, 25 existing and 10 temporary venues.
According to the latest assessment, the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Yumenoshima Park Archery Field, Sea Forest Waterway, Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre, and Oi Hockey Stadium are all 100% complete at this point.
The Olympic Stadium, Ariake Arena and Tokyo Aquatics Centre remain under construction, while the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre was the most recent venue to have been officially inaugurated, marking the first manmade canoe slalom course to exist in Japan.
The Olympic Stadium is set to be officially unveiled to the public this December, with the venue to hosting the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as football and athletic competitions.
Table showing completion percentages for each facility as of 9th July:
Image: Artist's rendering for the Tokyo Aquatics Centre - location for the swimming, diving, and artistic swimming competitions during the 2020 Games.
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7th April 2019 - New organisation for Japanese sport and entertainment venues
25th March 2019 - Tokyo 2020 medals to be made from recycled electronic waste
14th March 2019 - IOC and IUCN partner to release sustainable venue development guide
1st March 2019 - Successful Asian Games prompts Indonesian 2032 Olympics bid
3rd January 2019 - Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers maintain steady budget
29th June 2018 - Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers look to showcase green technology
27th November 2017 - First new permanent venue opens for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
29th April 2017 - Tokyo 2020 and Rugby World Cup 2019 organisers join forces
28th September 2016 - Tokyo 2020 Olympics to stage some sports 400 kilometres miles from city
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